Adult Degree Completion

If you are an adult who has already taken some college classes, let
Rose State build a plan that will help you Finish What You Start.

Let's look at the facts:

  • By 2018, 57% of jobs in Oklahoma will require an education beyond high school.

  • Based on U.S. Department of Education data, a person with an associate degree will earn $337,000 more than someone with just a high school diploma over the course of a lifetime.  And if you go on to get a bachelor's degree a whopping $805,000 more.

Get Started

To get started contact the future Student Welcome Center at 733-7372, or visit the Future Student home page.  We will review your career interests and present options to you for getting your degree in a field that can provide lifelong enjoyment and job satisfaction.

Rose State has many options that support working adults, including online classes, evening classes, and hybrid classes, which are delivered part on-campus and part online.  Rose State also offers the traditional 16 week semester AND 2, 4, and 8 week class sessions as well.

Oklahoma's Reach Higher Program

Reach Higher is an Oklahoma program designed to support working adults who want to finish an associate degree.  You choose a "home institution" from among 14 Oklahoma schools, of which Rose State College is one.  Using your existing college credits, our program coordinator will help you develop a personalized degree completion plan that will work with your schedule.  Given the credits you have already acquired, you may be much closer to a degree than you realize!

The degree available at Rose State through this specific program is an Associate in Arts General Studies degree.  To qualify for the program, you must:

  • Have at least 18 hours of college credit.
  • A 2.0 GPA from previous college credit.
  • Have completed all required remedial coursework, if applicable.

You can apply online anytime and there is NO application fee for this program.  Simply click here to go to the Reach Higher home page.  As part of this program you will have one-on-one advisement, flexible enrollment periods year round, one stop mentoring and problem solving, and on-campus and online options to fit your schedule.

If you have any questions, including help applying, contact Janitta Swain, Adult Degree Completion Advisor or Monique Bruner, Rose State's Reach Higher Coordinator and Associate Dean of the Social Sciences Division. Janitta Swain can be reached at 405-736-0285 or; and Monique Bruner can be reached at 405-733-7413 or  The Reach Higher program is within the Social Sciences Division.  During Fall 2014 renovation, we are temporarily located in the Health/Environmental Sciences building;  Janitta Swain’s office is located in room 305A, and Monique Bruner’s office is located in 200 - the division office.  Click to view the campus map.  Note that the building where Social Sciences classes are temporarily located is building no. 21 on the map.  

Rose State College
6420 S.E. 15th Street.
Midwest City, OK 73110-2704
Phone: 405-733-ROSE (7673)
Toll Free: 866 621-0987

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